This is insanity… America needs to know this.
When picking an “ISIS czar,” someone whose sole job is to handle the thugs in the Islamic State group, what would be some of the qualifications you would look for? Someone who is tough on terrorism? How about someone who would scare the savages in the Islamic State group to death?
Or, how about someone who you previously fired for sympathizing with Hamas (one of former President Jimmy Carter’s favorite terrorist groups)? No?
Well, that might sound like a bad idea to you, but it sounded like a great idea to President Barack Obama, who has named a man he fired for meeting with the terrorist group years ago as his new Islamic State czar.
“The president recently elevated Rob Malley, the NSC coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, to serve now as the senior adviser to the president for the Counter-ISIL Campaign in Iraq and Syria,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters during a briefing in France.
Earnest added the president had directed Malley to “support our reinvigorated diplomatic track toward a political transition in Syria.”
What Earnest didn’t mention, but Judicial Watch pointed out, is that “the president had dumped him as a foreign policy adviser for meeting with and having regular contact with Hamas, long classified a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.
“Malley’s family had close ties to Yasser Arafat, founder of the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Fatah movement, and Malley was an adviser in Bill Clinton’s White House,” the Judicial Watch report explained.
“He consistently exonerates Palestinians and condemns Israel,” the report continued. “Over the years he has published a number of newspaper opinion pieces urging the United States to reach out and negotiate with terrorist enemies like Hamas, Hezbollah and Muqtada al-Sadr.”
And that’s not all. Even though Obama “fired” Halley, the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported that talks continued for months between the administration and Hamas with Malley as an intermediary.
“We were in contact with a number of Obama’s aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to come out with any statements, as they may have a negative effect on his election campaign and be used by Republican candidate John McCain (to attack Obama),” Ahmad Yousuf, an advisor for Hamas’ leader, told Al-Hayat.